Category Archives: Current Graduate Students

SLP Emergency Certification

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Bethel school district is located in Spanaway. We have many open SLP positions that have been difficult to fill. We are considering emergency certification for aspiring slps that are currently in their graduate program.

Writing Resource for Graduate Students!

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) is launching a new asynchronous virtual resource, Working on It, aimed at helping graduate students develop and refine a writing process that works for them. Composed of five primary strategies and techniques, this self-guided resource provides adaptable instructional exercises and commentary from graduate writers from across UW on how these practices have helped them cultivate their own writing practices. Check it out now!

Grad Student Career Essentials Virtual Sessions

Graduate Student Career Essentials: Virtual Sessions 1 & 2

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (PST)

Session 1: Career Exploration Insights & Strategies (4:30 pm – 6 pm)

Session 2: Networking with Professionals (6 pm – 7:30 pm, space is limited)
Registration required for each session:


Open to graduate students across the UW tri-campus. Zoom links will be e-mailed to registered participants in advance of each session.


Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School and the Career & Internship Center (Seattle campus) are partnering to host virtual career development sessions in spring 2021, focused on graduate student career exploration beyond academia.


Virtual Session 1: Career Exploration Insights & Strategies


During Session 1, you will learn:

  • Career insights from guest speakers. These are professionals working outside of academia who have earned UW doctoral degrees in the Social Sciences and STEM fields
  • Ways to identify your job skills and how to showcase them
  • Strategies for an effective job search
  • How to start your action plan for career exploration

You’ll also be able to ask questions of Career & Internship Center and Core Programs staff during the session.


Virtual Session 2: Networking with Professionals (space is limited to 30 participants)


During Session 2, you will be able to:

  • Network with professionals working outside of academia who have earned UW doctoral degrees in the Social Sciences and STEM fields.

Send questions to

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or

Upcoming Events for International and First-Gen Graduate Student

Virtual Support for International Graduate Students: An Interactive Event to Boost Your Productivity

Monday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., RSVP (Science & Engineering Grad Students)

Tuesday, March 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., RSVP (Social Science & Humanities Grad Students)

Send questions to Ziyan Bai:

International graduate students, do you want to boost your productivity for the final stretch of the quarter? Have you found it challenging to stay motivated during this time? The Center for International Relations & Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) and Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) offer an opportunity to get virtual support for your final projects. Sign up for one of two study groups in your broad discipline to work on individual assignments, get consultations on your writing from OWRC staff, or practice presentations with CIRCLE staff.


Virtual Movie Nite: For First-Gen Graduate Students!

Friday, February 26, 5:30-7 p.m., Online

Cost: $3.99 to rent video on Amazon (must also have a Prime membership)

RSVP to receive watch link


Send questions to


First-gen graduate students are invited to attend virtual movie nite, featuring the award-winning film Real Women Have Curves (PG-13, 2002), starring America Ferrera. Hang out from the comfort of your home and watch the movie with your favorite snacks! The watch party will include an optional live chat box. Use this feature to say hi to your peers or share your thoughts or reactions to scenes in the movie. RSVP for more details. This event is a collaboration between Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School and the First-Gen Graduate Student Advisory Board.


A first-gen graduate student is in the first-generation of their family to earn a Bachelor’s degree—and now working towards a graduate degree.


Winter Scholars’ Studio Call for Proposals

Scholars’ Studio: Call for Proposals (Open Theme)

Submit a proposal by February 1 // Virtual event on February 25

Access the call for proposals flyer and social media image.

Send questions to Madeline Mundt:


Are you a graduate student who wants to communicate your capstone, research or pedagogy to a wider audience? Would you like to get feedback about your virtual presentation style from a group of supportive, interdisciplinary people? Then submit a proposal for an opportunity to present at the winter quarter Scholars’ Studio event—a fun, low stakes way to give a 5 minute lightning talk!

See last quarter’s presentations.

Participate in Scholars’ Studio for the following reasons:

– To learn skills that are crucial for virtual presentations at conferences and the job market

– To focus the message of your research and hone your elevator speech

– To work on communicating your capstone project, research, or pedagogy to a wider audience

– To enliven your presentation with storytelling elements while having fun and connecting with the members of UW community and beyond.

This event is a collaboration between the UW Libraries Research Commons and Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School.

Open Writing Circles

As the new quarter gets underway, the OWRC is excited to be bringing back our regular facilitated writing group, Open Writing Circles. Open Writing Circles are a flexible writing group open to all graduate students across campus and will meet Tuesdays from 1:30-3:00pm and Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm from January 12th through March 10th via Zoom. Students are welcome to drop in anytime! For more information about the Open Writing Circles links to our virtual meetings, please visit the OWRC’s webpage here. For regular updates and reminders about Open Writing Circles, students can subscribe to our mailing list here.

Call for Nominations: Hartsock Award

Call for Nominations: Nancy C. M. Hartsock Endowed Graduate Student Award
We are pleased to invite nominations for the annual Nancy C.M. Hartsock Graduate Student
Paper prize. This award recognizes the creative achievements of an emerging scholar doing
work in the area of feminist theory. The recipient receives a $1000 cash prize.

Deadline and submission
The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. PST on March 1, 2021. All current graduate students in
the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible. Nominations should include: a paper or chapter
written or published within the past two years (publications are acceptable); a one page letter
of introduction to the candidate’s research interests and accomplishments, and a CV. These
materials should be submitted electronically c/o Ann Buscherfeld (

About Nancy
Nancy C.M. Hartsock (1943-2015) was a major contributor to the field of feminist
theory. She joined the departments of Political Science and Women Studies (now
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies) at the University of Washington in 1984. Her
magnum opus, Money, Sex, and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism
(1983), offered a significant contribution to the theorization of women’s sex- and gender
specific labor as a resource for the development of a “feminist standpoint.” Nancy’s
essays on feminist standpoint theory are among the most influential and widely-cited pieces
of scholarship in feminist and political theory. Her work has been adopted, extended and
revised, as well as criticized, by feminist scholars, and continues to be a vital touchstone
for feminist inquiry.

On the occasion of her retirement in 2009, Nancy’s commitments to graduate
teaching and multidisciplinary feminist research were honored in the decision to create a
graduate student paper prize in her name. It was Nancy’s stipulation that graduate
students from all departments and schools in the College of Arts and Sciences would be
eligible to apply for this prize, which recognizes the creative achievements of emerging
scholars whose contributions to feminist theory are excellent and noteworthy.
Nancy’s work in feminist theory was inspired by a deep commitment to justice.
In addition to scholarly work in the field of feminist theory, Nancy was interested in
related efforts to address issues of injustice, including: race and ethnicity studies,
sexuality studies, disability studies, animal studies, and global disparities in life-chances.

Virtual Library Study Room

Virtual Library Study Room

Sunday, December 13, 4 pm – 8 pm (EST)

Get Zoom link:

Don’t want to study alone? All students are welcome to join the UW Libraries’ virtual study room. We’ll provide motivational tips, a variety of soundtracks to study to, and opportunities for you to meet and chat with other students. Come for the whole time or stop by for a lightning study session. Studying for finals is hard enough– you don’t have to do it alone!

UW Libraries Fall Virtual Events

The UW Libraries and OWRC are offering several student-focused events this fall to support student connection, wellness, research and library skills.

  • Finding Your Balance: Balancing Research, Coursework and Life: join librarians and students for this interactive UW Wellness Week event on Thursday, Nov. 19, 3-4 pm PST.
  • Study Break with the Library, Wed, Dec. 2, 6-7 pm PST. Join students and the UW Libraries/OWRC for some fun, interactive (and informative) activities for you to de-stress and meet other students.
  • Virtual Library Study Room, Sun, Dec. 13, 4-8 pm PST. Study for finals with other students. We’ll provide study soundtracks, motivational tips, and opportunities to chat with librarians and other students.